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CORPS ENGINEERS SAY SOUTH DAKOTA RESERVOIRS HAVE PLENTY OF STORAGE SPACE

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The big upstream reservoirs on the Missouri River are ready for the spring snowmelt and have storage room to help deal with a possible flood threat.

Mike Swenson with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha says they have hit their flood storage goals:

OC……point six million acre feet :17

Swenson says those big lakes are now lower than normal for this time of year, including the Fort Randall Dam reservoir.

OC…..from the system :16

Swenson says the Corps will release water as needed to stay ahead of expected run off:

OC…….period of time :26

The Corps also reported that snowpack in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming is now over one hundred percent of normal.

Jerry Oster WNAX